CoverGirl LashBlast mascara is seemingly ubiquitous. Filling the aisles of drugstores, the pages of magazines, and the screens of televisions, it is seemingly the most popular mascara in the world. Although I assumed the worst, I wanted to give the most famous drugstore brand mascara of the moment a whirl. I purchased both LashBlast Volume and LashBlast Length. My first piece of advice to anyone considering the purchase of these products: wait for a sale. These mascaras are not cheap at around eight dollars a pop. However, eyelashes are a part of my beauty routine that I refuse to skimp on.
LashBlast Volume is packaged in a fat orange tube that makes it easy to find in my overflowing makeup bag. LashBlast Length comes in a thin yellow tube. The brush head of LashBlast volume is thicker than that of LashBlast Length. Other volumizing mascaras often have overly thick brush heads that tend to clump the mascara on the wand before it even reaches the lashes. This is not the case with LashBlast volume. Upon application of LashBlast Volume, I was initially disappointed. The formula is a slightly runny compared to other mascaras that I am used to, rendering application a bit messy. I did not observe clumping on my inner lashes, but clumping was simply terrible on the outer lashes. I apply my mascara in a “clump-free” manner by moving the brush from left to right as I reach the tip of my lashes. Perhaps this is not the best method for applying LashBlast Volume, as it seems that I am overloading.
Despite my initial dislike of the product, I decided to allow my lashes to dry, and then curled them with a warmed Revlon eyelash curler. To my amazement, my lashes were curled high and perfectly! Even more amazing, the effect lasted all day. Some mascaras are not conducive to post-application curling (which is frustrating in case you forgot the curl). Mysteriously, the clumping also seemed to disappear upon curling. I have subsequently discovered that combing lashes immediately after application of LashBlast Volume minimizes the clumping problem. I now love and wholeheartedly recommend this mascara.
LashBlast Length is a very different product. My major gripe with LashBlast Length is that it seems there is very little mascara in the tube, or that the brush does not hold the mascara well. On the plus side, the brush is much longer compared to other brushes I have used. I do not like how hard the brush is; application is somewhat uncomfortable. This was not a problem initially, but after several uses, I thought that I had used the entire tube. The major plus of this mascara is that your lashes apparently grow stems after several applications. My lashes are MUCH longer after using this product, though I find they do not curl as well as with LashBlast Volume. It simply took too long to apply. I also noticed with LashBlast Length that after a long day, several little mascara flakes were left on my cheeks. I did not observe this when using LashBlast Volume.
I am not obsessed with either mascara, though I must admit that I have been reaching for LashBlast Volume over pricier options these days. I have gotten used to the liquid-like formula,that actually makes application much faster compared to some other mascaras. I am absolutely obsessed with the effect that I achieve after curling lashes with dried LashBlast Volume on them. My final verdict: skip the LashBlast Length unless you enjoy painting your lashes for upwards of five minutes, but go for the LashBlast Volume if you are in the mood for a dramatic look!